As part of our exploration in creating a diverse and varied journal, genre editors changed every two months. We had no intermediary readers. All work was read directly by the current editor in each genre. The support staff was constant but we had no hand in reading. The James Franco Review went on hiatus in 2016 with the purpose of Monica Lewis and Nicole McCarthy reimagining the journal. The project as it once existed is now done. But read the beautiful work we published. Below is a history of editors.
Monica Lewis | Media Director
Monica Lewis plays in Brooklyn and hustles in Manhattan. She holds an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts, where she studied alongside James Franco himself. Both her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The James Franco Review and her poetry appears or is forthcoming in Rust + Moth, FLAPPERHOUSE, The Boiler Journal, Yes, Poetry, Breadcrumbs, the Shade Journal, among others. She is a VONA/Voices alumna and an assistant editor for NOON. Follow her on Twitter @mclewis22.
Nicole McCarthy | Managing Editor
Nicole McCarthy is an experimental poet/writer/artist who tends to work on too many creative projects at once. She is currently in the MFA program at the University of Washington Bothell and working on her first hybrid collection. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Punctuate Magazine, The Fem, Crab Fat Magazine, Flapperhouse, Ghost Proposal, and Tinderbox Poetry. Nicole lives in the real world but can sometimes be found on Twitter- @GarbyTheSass.
Corinne Manning | Founding Editor
Corinne Manning is the author of We Had No Rules, published in 2020 by Arsenal Pulp Press. Learn more at http://www.corinnemanning.com
Natasha Marin | Art Director
Natasha Marin once saved a baby kangaroo from a burning building. That is a lie. She is known for making people feel warm and fuzzy with her steady repetition: “White Supremacy is all just in your imagination!” Also a lie. The truth is even more difficult to comprehend– Natasha is a human being just like you, with many of the same hopes and dreams. One of her dreams is to #eatbeauty. Follow her on Twitter @mikokuro. That melanin though.
Kristen Steenbeeke | Copyeditor
Kristen Steenbeeke is primarily a poet and occasionally a prose writer. Her poems have been published in City Arts Magazine, Pacifica Literary Review, Poetry Northwest, Seattle Review of Books, and Pleiades; her prose has appeared on McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Tin House Flash Fiction Fridays, and as a radio play for NPR’s Snap Judgment. She’s headed to the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in fall 2016, and she freelances as a copyeditor, designer, and lettering artist.
Karolyn Gehrig | Issue 8 Nonfiction Editor
Kamden Hilliard | Issue 8 Poetry Editor
Ryka Aoki | Issue 8 Fiction Editor
Vanessa Martir | Issue 7 Nonfiction Editor
David Ishaya Osu | Issue 7 Poetry Editor
Dawnie Walton | Issue 7 Fiction Editor
Elissa Washuta | Issue 6 Nonfiction Editor
Dawn Lundy Martin | Issue 6 Poetry Editor
Ahsan Butt | Issue 6 Fiction Editor
Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo | Issue 5 Nonfiction Editor
Oliver de la Paz | Issue 5 Poetry Editor
Gabrielle Bellot | Issue 5 Fiction Editor
Courtney Kersten | Issue 4 Nonfiction Editor
Yasmin Belkhyr | Issue 4 Poetry Editor
Kamala Puligandla | Issue 4 Fiction Editor
Ashley Ford | Issue 3 Nonfiction Editor
Michelle Peñaloza | Issue 3 Poetry Editor
Eric Boyd | Issue 3 Fiction Editor
Maya Sonenberg | Issue 2 Nonfiction Editor
Maisha Z. Johnson | Issue 2 Poetry Editor
Aaron Counts | Issue 2 Fiction Editor
Nancy Jooyoun Kim | Issue 1 Nonfiction Editor
Rochelle Hurt | Issue 1 Poetry Editor
Erin Sroka | Issue 1 Fiction Editor